06 July 2012

Fitness Friday

 Here we are at another Fitness Friday! Shannon is away on vacation (lucky bitch) so I'm at it alone this week.

a mad girls lovesong

I must confess that in the past two weeks I have started slacking BIG TIME. My habits may not have reverted to as bad as they were before I started trying to lose weight but they have been pretty awful. It doesn't take much for me to get thrown off track. When I do, it can be a real challenge to start things back up. When I eat bad I start to feel depressed and when I'm depressed I eat bad. It's a vicious cycle that I need to break.

How do you stay motivated? 
Apparently I don't. When I am on the right path I just tell myself that all the hard work the day before wasn't for nothing and I have to stick it out. Guess that's not all that effective though, huh?

Favorite work out this week?
I didn't work out per se but my favorite form of exercise this week was going to the pool.

Do you have a "cheat" day?
Everyday was a cheat day this week. When I'm on the right track though I do try and allow myself one day to eat something I wouldn't on a normal healthy day. 

Do you have a gym membership?
I've never been big on gyms. Probably because I've never been to one. My in laws have a treadmill in their basement and from time to time I use that. 

Do you eat fast food?
I absolutely know I shouldn't but I do occasionally. I'm not even going to lie and say I choose a healthier option like a salad when I do. If I eat at McDonald's you best believe I'm ordering the nastiest, greasiest meal on the menu.

Do you have a workout buddy?
No, but I think it would help a lot if I did. That's a big reason I started this link up: to have some support from others.

Who is your biggest supporter? 
My husband for sure. He questions me about if I worked out and about if what I'm eating is the best option. I just give him some sorry excuse about how I'm too tired to exercise or give him a puppy dog look and express how I need that bowl of ice cream and he melts. Maybe not the best trainer but he loves me whether I'm carrying extra weight or not. He supports me and makes me feel good about myself.

How satisfied are you with the progress you're making?
I was feeling very satisfied until my progress got derailed.

10 Thoughts :

P! July 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM  

HAHAHA!! Sean!! This is the most hysterical post ever, especially if I picture you actually saying the things you write... oh man. I'm rooting for you on the whole workout thing- wish I could bring myself to do it. Anyway, I miss you and hope your whole little family is doing stellar. :) More power to ya!

Krista July 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM  

I'm so the same Sean! If I get little bit off track, I get depressed and just eat worse cause I figure I've already blown it. Definitely having a workout buddy helps. When me Hubsy is working out too, it keeps me motivated to do the same. We don't usually work out together, someone has to watch the kids after all, but it's helpful all the same.

I am going to the beach in a few weeks so having a goal has helped me get back on it these past few days.

Keep at it, don't give up!

Jazz July 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM  

At least you have the weather so you can go swimming! So you've done some form of exercise and isn't swimming meant to be one of the best exercises? I swear it is, maybe I've made that up. Better than sitting on your arse all day for 7 days like I've done! Actually, no that is a lie. I walked into town from my dentists the other day and I have never been so worn out. It's just over half a mile. I feel out of breath thinking about it.
I have also been so bad this week :( Yesterday I had half a madeira cake and two huge blueberry muffins in the space of 3 hours. I am disgusting I know.
Why don't you kind of make yourself a reward system? Like eat 2 pieces of fruit - reward yourself with a few crisps/chips or something afterwards.
I say that but I doubt I will do it. I currently look about 6 months pregnant, I have one big food baby. Although I have started tracking what I eat again and it makes me feel so guilty when I log in my many cakes and it tells me I've gone over by 200cals. So I guess that makes me eat a bit better the next day.
Good luck for the next few weeks, I'm sure you'll get some motivation!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH July 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM  

Don't you worry girl! We all have our weeks! Just start again next week and you will be fine. I gotta get started with my fitness plan next week as well. I got no more excuses of being pregnant. :) Hope all is well with you. Your daughter IS SO ADORABLE! Love you! Have a great weekend!

Chelsea July 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM  

I need to start doing this. I have been SO bad at working out this summer. And always. Haha. And I'm with you on the McDonald's thing. If I'm going to go to McDonald's . . . I'm going to GO to McDonald's. None of that sissy salad stuff over there.

Megan July 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM  

I need to get motivated. I complain and complain but never do anything, except drink coke and go to mcdonalds. But hey, I go to the pool. I chase after 3 (ok, 2..the third isn't moving yet) kids all day...and I do carry around a 16 lb baby. That must do something, right?? Eh..maybe if I cut out the coke and mcdonalds it would.

Good luck staying on track next week. I know it's hard but YOU CAN DO IT! :)

Melanie July 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM  

YOU CAN DO IT SEAN! Good luck over the next week or so! Congrats on the progress you've made so far! :)

marie July 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

I hate getting derailed, and it seems to happen often, not with workouts but with my eating. I love to cook and if I am at someone's house and they've made decadent food they always want me to try it to see what I think. It could be worse.

I am a total solo workout person. I like to get out on my own terms and run.

Ali July 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM  

Hop on the couch to 5k bandwagon with your bloggin' buddy over here. :) But I will try to help keep you accountable, either way!!

Ali July 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM  

Oh, and to build off my last comment: facebook me! facebook.com/nsync4life (I know... I'm a nerd...)